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BRITISH AND FOREIGN. ( Special.) London, Jan. G. A German Company to carry on Goddefroi’s Samoan business is established with Bismarck’s sanction, and a Government subsidy. An agitation has commenced in Ireland for a general redaction of house rents, on account of the depression. There is uneasiness in Germany because Russia is massing troops in Poland. An explanation is demanded. (Reuter's.) London, Jan. 7. News has been received that an insurrection has broken out in Bolivia. The President has been overthrown and has fled. The insurrection is attributed to the ill success of Bolivia in the wav with Chili. Throe per cent consols, 97.]. Adelaide wheat, per 49Glbs., ex warehouse, 595. Gd. The Board of Trade returns of imports for past month amount to L 35,375,000, showing an increase of L 5,750,000 compared with last year. The returns of exports for the past month amount to L 421,250,000, showing an increase of L1G,500,000 compared with last year. Dublin, Jan. 7. The Irish Government have advanced L 250,000 of Church surplus funds for relief works. Capetown, Jaa. G. The Secretary to the People’s Committee in the Transvaal, recently arrested for treason, has been committed for trial, but .ias been liberated on bail. AUSTRALIAN. {Reufei V.) Brisbane, Jan, 5. Mulligan, a prospector, has returned from King and Lr.ckit Reefs. Hu reports finding gold, but not in payable quantities. Sydney, Jau 9. Arrived —Hero, from Auckland. INTERPROVINCIAL. Auckland, Jan. S. Mr. Gwynneth, civil engineer, made an inspection of the Cambridge railway route on behalf of the settlers, and is of opinion the line can be cheaply and expeditiously 7 made. The “ Herald,” alluding to the telegraph strike, attacks Dr. Lemon. It alludes to Mr. Magiunity as the “Frank Passmore ” of the telegraph department. Sir George Grey delivers the inaugural address at the opening of the Grammar School. The Now Zealand Shipping Company present a Cup to the Regatta. Lonehaml, Mavitana, Templeton. Pinfire, and Lara, wei’e shipped to Wellington by the llingarooma this morning. At the Supreme Court, Frederick Benjamin Duvell, charged for forgery and uttering a cheque for 30s. Professing that ho was a medical man, ho received it from a patient. He was sentenced to throe years. It has transpired that the captain of the Cormorant applied to be taken into dock, but the application had been refused on account of the dock’s limited dimensions. Mr. Moss, M. 11. R., meets the Parnell electors at the beginning of next week. While engaged in the work of raising t!ie steamer Hannah Mokau at the North Mokau river, Mr. Hollis discovered the bowsprit of H.M.S. Orpheus embedded in sand. The spar, which measured 34ft. hud floated nearly a hundred miles down the coast. It was cut up and used in raising the steamer. Mr."’ O’Rorke has gone to Christchurch to mccUiis colleagues of the Commission on Higher Education. Dr. Wallis, who is also a member, docs not intend to go, and says he will resign his place. An accident happened to Mr. Grant, the Line ilushiro delegate. The AttorneyGeneral was driving him in a buggy and pair, when he lost hold of the reins. Mr. Grant jumped down, and while endeavoring to right matters the wheel of the buggy wont over him. In the case Court v, Chiai ini, claim LSO damages for being upset from a buggy through the horse taking fright at mooting the zebras of Chiarini’s circus on Onehunga road, plaintiff was awarded L3O and Ll2 13a. costs, witli immediate execution. The schooner Marmion, from Timaru, reports sighting off Kaikoura Peninsula, a conical red buoy, with block and chain attached. Owing to the fog and sea she could not recover it. It is believed to be one of the Cook’s Straits cable buoys. Auckland, Jan. 9. John Murray, schoolmaster,-Taupe, was fined 10s. and costs, LB, for beating a boy in school. ThcR.M. censured the School Committee for not enquiring into the matter. . Gkahamstown, Jan. 7. The Grand Lodge session of Good Templars continued its session to-day. It was resolved to have a periodical for the Order in the colony, and to support Temperance Hotels. It is expected that the next session will he held at Christchurch. The following officers were appointed for the ensuing year : - G. W. C. T., Mr. W. Johnson, Wellington ; G.W.C., Jennings, New Market; G. W. V.T., Mr. John Scott, Thames; G.W.S., Mr. Ellis, Auckland, At the meeting of Templar Grand Lodge to-day, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year : —Johnston, Wellington, C. T., ; Jenkins, Auckand, Councillor ; Scott, Thames, Vice Templar; Gillies, Auckland, Grand Secretary ; Dorrington, assistant ; Sir William Fox, Exicutive. The next meeting of the Grand Lodge will be held at Christchurch. Sister Boness, of the Thames was elected Superintendent of the Juvenile Templars. Gkahamstown, Jan. 8. A large Temperance meeting was held last night, which was crowded to the utmost. Messrs Speight, Johnston, and Spence,Grand Lodge members from Wellington, and Donovan, from Taranaki, were the chief speakers. Alio in. Mining Registrar, and passenger by the Rotomahana on her trip to the Barrier Islands, states that he warned the captain of the sunken rock on which she subsequently struck, and was all along steering directly for it.

Heteva Apiko, a native, jealous of bis half-caste wife, knocked her brains out with a tent pole and afterwards hung himself. Some weeks ago she fled from him, and swam tiro Thames river, since winch time her husband had consulted a Maori prophet about Ins wife’s fidelity’, but the revelations were anything but satisfactory, so he killed her. Gbaiiamstown, Jan. 9. A man named AVheelan met with an accident this morning in the Alburnia mine, by falling down a winze and breaking Iris leg. Sir George Grey intends soon visiting the Thames and opening a lecturing campaign through the Colony. The Good Templar Grand Lodge closed its session last night, when a tea meeting was held. New Plymouth, Jan. 8. Mr. Parris left by steamer this morning for Wellington, the Government wishing to consult him on Native matters connected with this district. Wellington, Jan. 8. The Maori prisoners have been removed from here, 91 going to Dunedin in the Hinemoa, and 43 by tire Stella to Hokitika. A guard of 30 Armed Constabulary left with the former, and 20 with the latter. It is said the -removal will not interfere with their trial on April 45. Both steamers left at 4 o’clock this morning. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency report under date London Cth inst :—The wool market is firm. There has been a little private enquiry, and there is a fair trade demand. Tallow-—Stocks of all sorts are 7000 casks. Best mutton is 'worth 39s per cwt., andjbest beef 3Ss. 6d. The wheat market is quiet. Adelaide is worth fiOs., and Now Zealand 58s. per 49Glbs. The leather market is firm ; best sides are worth Is. Id. At the Supremo Court, Denis M‘Cormack, f<-r unlawfully wounding, w-as sentenced to six months. The case of Jacob Bloom, for obtaining money under false pretences, is proceeding, AYellington, Jan. 8. The prize firing rules for 1830 arc gazetted. A man named Crofton, a steerage passenger by the Star of the South, from Lyttelton w-as lost during the passage here. Ho was last seen about 10.30 last night, when .ho retired to bed, and was then quite sober. At eight o’clock this morning he w-as missed, and no trace of him could be found. No cause can be attributed for his disappearance. The Star of the South sighted a steamer, believed to bo the Tui, bound for Wanganui, and to all appearances having broken down. A fatal case of typhoid fever was reported to the authorities last night. A very sudden death, at Lower Kaikorai Yalloy occurred yesterday'. James Keating, laborer, w-as found in a fit. He died before he could be brought to the hospital. The telegraph operators had a dinner last night to celebrate the termination of the strike. During the proceedings it w-as stated that the department will in future practically allow- resumption of the old hours. Timaru, Jan. 8. The Harbor Board resolved to-day to postpone levying any port duties on shipping for six months. They also resolved to reduce the rate for shipping wheat from 4.s (id to per ton. The harbor master reported tha* two Auckland vessels and one American had sailed without returning springs, Ac., supplied by the Board, and that a heavy loss must accrue in consequence. The secretary stated that he had communicated with the Collector of Customs at Auckland on the matter, requesting lain not to clear the vessels until the amount w-as paid. It ' was resolved in future to make the agents of vessels guarantee the cost of all such appliances before they were supplied. A meeting of burgesses is called for tomorrow night, to consider whether a LOS,OOO AVatorworks Loan should be raised. Miss Jardinc has been appointed Lady Superintendent of Timaru High School, out of twenty-six applicants. Dunedin, Jan 8. At Mr. Fish’s request the presentation of the address to Mr. Walter, calling on him to resign the Mayoralty-, has been abandoned. Mr. Fish says that as Mr. Walter stated publicly lie will not resign on any account, the requisitionists only lay themselves open to insult by jn-oceed-iug further. About L2OO is already- collected towards Mr. Fish’s expenses. Up to the present, only- four have entered for the National Association meeting—Hutchinson, Richardson, and Miller, all of the North Dunedin Rifles, and Captain Wilson, of the City- Guards. The remainder of the passengers by the ship Auckland were removed from Quarantine Island this forenoon, and their places occupied by the steerage passengers W’ho arrived yesterday by the ship Marlborough. A deputation waited on Mr. Oliver today to suggest that annual railway passes should bo issued, available over the Middle Island railway's, at the rate of LSO each. Mr Oliver said he would consider the suggestion, but did not feel very' favorably inclined towards it, as facilities for railway travelling were as great as could lie expected, and there w-as a possibility that the revenue might suffer. James Tay-lor, a highly respected and old resident at Cromwell, committed suicide last night, Dunedin, Jan. 9. The City Bench, in committing a woman to gaol for shop lifting, strongly expressed its disapprobation of goods being exposed outside shop windows, thus tempting people in penury to commit theft. The trial of the Waimatc bush tire cases lias been fixed to take place in Dunedin on March 15th, before special juries. A case of suicide bypoisoning occurredin town ymsterday afternoon, the victim being an old pensioner, 57 years of age, named William Esmond. During the past few days lie had been drinking, and ymsterday procured from the shop of Mr. Neil, herbalist, a shilling’s worth of poison, saying he wished to destroy some rats. After taking the poison he was brought to the hospital and died in an hour and a half after admission. He received his last remittance only about a week ago. Rome time since he was separated from his wife ; from statements made in hospital it appears he was jealous of her. Invercargill, Jan. 9. In many parts of Southland the turnip crop is an absolute failure, owing to the continued drought. Frosts also so damaged the potatoes that the yield cannot be large. Patches of grain, in parts, are so disappointing that they will seriously lower the large average yield reckoned upon a few weeks ago. John Harford, late steward of the May Queen, was ymsterday committed for trial on four charges of larceny. Ho was remanded on three others, including the possession of ho use-breaking tools. In accused’s box were found dark lanterns, files, a “noddy,” and keys.

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TELEGRAPHIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 46, 10 January 1880

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 46, 10 January 1880